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May Day, Bomb Bursts, & Happy Secrets: A Soprano’s Aria Chapter 16

Now 1 May Day took mother to see the May pole dance at the children’s Play Grove at the Park. It was very close and hot but we enjoyed it immensely Tues May 2 Got a card from Eilene & Frank announcing the birth of their first child a son on the 26 of April […]

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Faith & Fury: A Soprano’s Aria Chapter 15

There are no entries from Christmas Day 2015 until Valentine’s Day. Feb 14 1916 Valentine’s Day. But no Valentines for me I guess. I must make this entry fill a period of 6 weeks the intervening time between Christmas and Valentines Day. In many ways it has been the most enjoyable time for me. I […]

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Family & Fun at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition 1915: A Soprano’s Aria Chapter 14

Oct 11, 1915 Which I did [Lulu voted!] and for Rolph who proved to be the winner. [ James Rolph was the Mayor of San Francisco from 1912-1935 and then Governor of California for one term. He was a Republican] I watched Mrs Ettiene’s funeral from the Park [Mabel Mary Etienne who died 25 Sep […]

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LIBERTY & BUTTERFLY WINGS: A Soprano’s Aria Chapter 13

Sun eve Jan 17 1915 The two weeks previous have been very busy ones for me. When Albert handed me a perfectly good 20 gold piece and I realised its power in this money mad age of ours. I just let my imagination play about its worth and power until I evolved a bold scheme […]

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Thank you Mrs. Fryer!: A Soprano’s Aria Chapter 33

In Chapter 12 Lulu wrote. “Without the kind neighborly Mrs Fryer next door I believe at times I should go distracted. She is so strong minded and self reliant she inspires me within me something of the same splendid qualities.“ Some years ago I ran across a photo of Mrs. Fryer in my grandfather Milo’s […]

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I Hereby Declare my Independence: A Soprano’s Aria Chapter 12

Tues Sep 1 1914 Just a year since I started this interesting chronology of events as they pertain to me. It has been a swift year to pass through, very tamely passed as the record will show… I have been pensive and sad, hopeful and glad by turns, but through it all upheld by a […]

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Moving Days: A Soprano’s Aria Chapter 10

April 1 Fools day. Celebrated by going down to the Em. [Emporium] and buying a sewing machine for $35.00. 2 down and 1 per week forever after. Sent Jessie 3 songs Aloha dream days and Sing me the vesper. Apr 2 Sewing machine came today. Made Lolita a little chemise out of a sugar sack […]

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Songs That Never Grow Old: A Soprano’s Aria Chapter 9

Thu Feb 19 1914 Cloudy and sunny by turns. Heavy rain last night. Morning work done at 10:30. Will work on my crocheting before getting lunch. Fri Cleaned up old collection of fancy work papers and served them in assorted bunches Sat Baked white and raisin bread. Washed clothes and cleaned house. Went down town […]

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The Pen is Still Mightier than the Sword: A Soprano’s Aria Chapter 8

Jan 1, 1914 New Year day dawned bright and sunny after so many days of rain. Albert went over to the Fair grounds and saw Beachy do his loop stunts in the air over the bay. Uncle came up to supper. Albert and Uncle are thick as molasses in January in Duluth, not S.F. They […]

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The Case of the Mysterious Birth Certificate: Mystery solved!

I have to say this story has me digging into families that I never heard of and are of no relation to me, however I am richer for it. It also has me day-dreaming and inventing stories of how Lulu MOSIER and Yolanda Rosa FRANCO parent’s paths may have crossed. And there is one thing […]

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